Monday, January 31, 2022

Infantilizing college students.


While not naming a specific campus speaking engagement, Colorado State University is offering 17 different resources to any students and staff "affected by a free speech event." 

Last week, the Rockies Territory chapter of Turning Point USA posted a photo of the sign to its Instagram account. The sign on the campus from Colorado State University reads: "If you (or someone you know) are affected by a free speech event on campus, here are some resources."

The sign then lists 17 different departments, offices, "cultural centers," or "student diversity programs" that students and faculty can access if they were hurt by free speech they heard at the school that has a $31,712tuition for out-of-state students.

  • Dean of Students
  • Office of Equal Opportunity
  • CSU Health Network Counseling
  • Ombuds 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Vice President of Inclusive Excellence
  • Victim's Assistance Hotline
  • Incidents of Bias Reporting
  • Free Speech
  • Asian Pacific American Cultural Center
  • Black/African American Cultural Center
  • Native American Cultural Center
  • El Centro
  • Pride Resource Center
  • Student Disability Center
  • Women and Gender Advocacy Center
Campus Reform reported, "Departments and programs were also designated for minority students, including Student Diversity Program centers for Asian Pacific, Black/African, and Native Americans. Service and Cultural resources provided spaces for LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and included the Women and Gender Advocacy Center."
Even university staff are offered assistance if they were triggered by a free speech event with services from the Office of Ombuds and the Employee Assistance Program.

In 2019, Colorado State University president Joyce McConnell sent an email to students that lumped a future appearance by Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk along with CSU students wearing blackface and graffiti of a swastika on campus.

In October, Colorado State University sent emails to unvaccinated students declaring any student without proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is "trespassing." CSU threatened unvaccinated students with the possibility of being arrested or cited for trespassing.

The university walked back the threats a few days later, and told Fox News they are "not arresting students who are unvaccinated." However, CSU also proclaimed that students must provide proof of vaccination or declare an approved exemption to access the campus. 

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